Smoke and Mirrors is a new comic book from IDW melding magic and illusion with the comic book page. Written by Mike Costa (G.I.Joe: Cobra, Transformers) and magician Jon Armstrong, the creator owned book incorporates magic tricks into the page for a new and wonderful experience never before attempted in the comic book medium. Smoke and Mirrors Issue #4 is out today, with a trade paperback solicited for September. Mike and Jon join us for some sleight of hand.
Care to tell us your elevator pitch for the book?
Mike: Smoke and Mirrors is about a stage magician who wakes up one day in a world where magic is real. It looks a lot like our world but all technology runs on sorcery instead of science. He can’t do real magic, he can do sleight of hand and stage illusion magic. He fakes his way through the world using stage illusion techniques which no one has seen before. A young boy discovers his secret and blackmails him into teaching the boy how to do what he does. Meanwhile, they both catch the attention of one of the leaders of magic industry in this world, the boy and the magician have to outwit him so that the magician’s secret is not discovered.